South African nature reserves and national parks have breathtaking scenery, and offer great outdoor activities. Pack up the tent or book a chalet and load up with provisions and head into the bush with the whole family.
Take in the spectacular scenery while hiking with the family or friends. Enjoy bird watching and game viewing, fishing, set on 4x4 trails, go swimming and canoeing. Explore the rich cultural history of South Africa and see ancient Bushmen rock art.
With the wealth of nature reserves and national parks on offer how do you choose where to go? Our Popular Interests will help make the choice easy. From adrenaline junkies to family groups there is a destination to suit everyone.
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South Africa nature reserves and national parks are stunning in the scope of their landscapes, flora and wildlife. All Reserves have been categorized by the South African province they are located in. Or use our helpful guide to Nature Reserves near South African towns
Find the South African Nature Reserves closest to your Town
The Travel Tips & Advice and advice section provides useful information that will help you have a trouble free holiday and find the best spots for a selection of interests.
For detailed information on specific Nature Reserves and National Parks in South Africa see our Travel Guides section.
See the What To Do Guide for a list of inspiring activities and destinations.